Services offered to blind voters and voters with visual impairments to participate on 2 October municipal elections and informational campaign implemented in this regard were the topics discussed by the CEC’s Leadership at an information meeting with blind voters and voters with visual impairments.
Sophio Sitchinava, Head of the working group on issues of persons with disabilities (PWDs), Natia Zaalishvili, Director of CEC’s Training Centre, and Chair of the Union of Blinds of Georgia, opened the meeting.
E-day procedures including how many poll workers will be at the precinct, who will be responsible for the regulation of the flow of voters, and which restrictions will be in place in view of the pandemic, were discussed in detail at the meeting. Additionally, they tackled a pilot project which envisages holding elections in the N4 Krtsanisi district by using electronic elections.
Representatives of the election administration (EA) discussed in detail the form of the ballot paper in this electoral district, and tactile ballot guide through which the blind voter will make his / her choice independently in Krtsanisi district.
An information meeting was held on September 27 at the initiative of the CEC’s working group on issues of persons with disabilities. The meeting was held remotely via the “Zoom” platform which was attended by representatives of the Union of Blinds of Georgia.